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Greece
Powerful general strike opposes cuts to pensions

09/02/2016: All out in the struggle! Coordinate and develop the fight now!

  Greece

Africa
New political storms and mass struggles

08/02/2016: Opportunities will arise for working class and poor to organise

  Africa

Spain
A break in the political establishment

07/02/2016: December’s elections broke the hold of the two main capitalist parties for the first time since the Franco dictatorship. The high vote for representatives of workers’ and social movements, and the recovery of the left-populist Podemos, open up a new phase in the struggle against austerity.

  Spain

US
#Movement4Bernie Takes Off Around the Country

06/02/2016: Bernie Sanders’ call for a political revolution against the billionaire class enthuses millions

  US

Brazil
Devastating outbreak of Zika virus

04/02/2016: Another healthcare system failure

  Brazil

Pakistan
PIA strike continues despite state repression

04/02/2016: Four workers killed, eight injured as security forces open fire on protesting workers

  Pakistan

US
Iowa results reveal crisis of establishment politics - Sanders and Clinton tie

03/02/2016: “It’s too late for establishment politics, establishment economics!”

  US

Japan
Social and political unease after “twenty lost years”

03/02/2016: Weakness of opposition is Prime Minister Abe’s only strength

  Japan

 Greece
Workers strike at Contitech-IMAS factory

02/02/2016: Solidarity campaign needed!

  Greece, Solidarity

World Economy
Capitalism buffeted by choppy waters

02/02/2016: Bosses strive to offload cost of crisis on working class - a struggle for system change is needed

  World Economy

Egypt
Fifth anniversary of heroic revolutionary uprising

01/02/2016: Workers’ struggles continue despite repression

  Egypt

India
Justice for Rohit Vemula

31/01/2016: Solidarity message from the Committee for a Workers’ International

  India, US

Britain
Fractured politics

29/01/2016: A volatile mix

  Britain

Tunisia
Suicide of unemployed youth sparks new wave of protests

22/01/2016: Five years after the fall of Ben Ali, demands of the revolution remain unsatisfied

  Tunisia

China
Kidnapping and TV show-trials

21/01/2016: “China is entering a dark night of repression and detentions under Xi Jinping”

  China

Venezuela
Right-wing landslide

20/01/2016: First electoral defeat suffered by the Chavistas since Hugo Chávez was first elected president in 1998

  Venezuela

Leningrad
‘Hero City’

19/01/2016: 900 days of siege in World War Two

  History, Russia

Britain
Police infiltration of Socialist Party exposed

19/01/2016: Untold distress caused to women in relationships with undercover police officers

  Britain

US
Socialist response to State of the Union 2016

15/01/2016: Kshama Sawant replies to Obama’s "State of the Union" speech

  US

 South Africa
Campus workers strike against outsourcing

14/01/2016: For the mobilisation and support of all students, permanent workers and communities across Tshwane

  Africa, Solidarity, South Africa

Britain
Steps towards setting up Trade Union Momentum

12/01/2016: Potential for inclusive, anti-austerity trade union based movement with effective alliances in workplaces and communities

  Britain

Scotland
Politicians have a choice

11/01/2016: Implement Tory austerity or set no-cuts budgets

  Scotland

Sweden/Denmark
Closing borders

07/01/2016: The EU’s nightmare continues

  Denmark, Sweden

 Pakistan
Nestle workers solidarity campaign update

06/01/2016: Union leader, Muhammad Hussain Bhatti, released on bail

  Pakistan, Solidarity

 Taiwan
Solidarity urged for insurance workers’ strike

05/01/2016: Determined battle for pension rights and an end to contract labour

  Solidarity, Taiwan

China 2015
A year of unnatural disasters

04/01/2016: Corruption, poor oversight and chase for profits, maim thousands

  China

Britain
Corbyn’s supporters want resistance against the right

01/01/2016: Edited extracts from an article by Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary, that will be published in the first 2016 issue of the Socialist (7 January).

  Britain

 Review
Alexandra Kollontai

29/12/2015: A life of socialist struggle

  Review, Women

Review
Revisiting Animal Farm

27/12/2015: Allegory of the terrible betrayal of the Russian revolution

  Review

Review
Charlie Chaplin

25/12/2015: Playing the underdog

  Review

Spain
Elections mark shift to the Left

23/12/2015: No government majority as Podemos partially recovers

  Spain

Italy: Genoa students take to the streets

18/11/2015, CWI youth campaign "Resistenze Internazionali" takes the lead!
Controcorrente, CWI in Italy

Italy: Regional elections

13/06/2015, Myth of Prime Minister’s invincibility exposed
Marco Veruggio, Controcorrente (CWI in Italy)

Italy: Migrant disasters - the human cost of budget cuts

27/04/2015, From Mare Nostrum to Triton
From web-site of ControCorrente (CWI in Italy)

Italy: The instability of domestic capitalism

24/03/2015, Political vacuum pushes FIOM to take initiative
Marco Veruggio, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy: Mass support for general strike expresses anger at PD government

15/12/2014, New political voice vitally needed
Chris Thomas, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy: Renzi government faces mounting opposition

01/11/2014, A one-day strike of all workers is needed
Giuliano Brunetti, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy: Contradictions of Euro-election results

02/06/2014, Renzi seen as last chance for way out of impasse
Chris Thomas, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy: New Prime Minister Renzi

24/03/2014, His decline has already begun
Marco Veruggio, ControCorrente (CWI, Italy).

Italy: Police ’medieval’ punishment against protesters

10/03/2014, Activists banished from Bologna on trumped up charges
ControCorrente, Italy

Italy: stagnation and instability

05/02/2014, Article first published in Socialism Today
Christine Thomas, ControCorrente (CWI in Italy)

Italy: The five day strike which paralysed Genoa

13/12/2013, Privatisation of local transport delayed
Interview by Offensiv (CWI, Sweden)

Italy: Two days of protest

22/10/2013, ‘Unions of the Base’ and social movements on the streets
Giuliano Brunetti, Controcorrente (CWI in Italy)

Italy: Berlusconi humiliated

08/10/2013, Letta government faces continuing economic and social crisis
Chris Thomas, Controcorrente (CWI in Italy)

Italy: Government crisis over Kazakhstan ‘kidnapping’

01/08/2013, Interests of energy giant ENI over-ride democracy and party policies
Marco Veruggio, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy: The economic crisis becomes a political and institutional crisis

11/05/2013, The latest events that have happened in Italian politics mark a new phase of development in the crisis in the third European industrial power.
Marco Veruggio, ControCorrente (CWI Italy)

Italy’s clowns: No joke for establishment parties

23/03/2013, In his ‘tsunami’ election tour Grillo began to give voice to the deep discontent at economic crisis and austerity
Christine Thomas, ControCorrente (CWI in Italy), first published in Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party (CWI England & Wales)

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